We often get calls and emails from people looking for farrier / horseshoeing schools. We hope you find this helpful. “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ― Mark Twain Arkansas Horseshoeing School 22285 State Highway 154 Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834 Phone: 479-858-1011 Web site: www.arkansashorseshoeingschool.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Auburn Horseshoeing Program 395 St. John Church Road Notasulga, […]
Are you wondering what to charge for your shoeing services? Maybe you’re a horseowner and have some questions about budgeting for proper hoof care for your horses. Here’s an interesting article from the Houston Chronicle regarding Farrier Salaries, including some of the training and credentials that can increase a farrier’s earning potential. Read the full […]
Australian ‘Horse Whisperer’ Guy McLean joins Daily News Carriage Horse campaign – NY Daily News.
Effective frog infection treatment includes thorough cleaning under the sloughing frog tissue and in the compromised cleavage area of the central sulcus. The best way to accomplish this is with soaking in a Borax solution or Clean Trax. For the Borax solution, mix 1 Tablespoon of Borax with 1 gallon of water. I’ve found that […]
Frog infections are more common than most horse owners realize. Infection in the frog causes lameness and soreness issues that can be overlooked or mis-diagnosed when a horse is shod. If you horse is suffering from frog infection, you’ll see separations and sloughing in the frog tissue. Frog tissue separation traps mud and manure, causing […]
As a farrier or hoof trimmer, do you share in the challenge of keeping a good edge on your hoof knifes? There is nothing more dangerous then a dull hoof knife. First, you must start with a high quality steel hoof knife blade. High-grade steel will always hold an edge better and longer. We suggest […]
Humphrey is a rescued 18 yo dark bay TB gelding. He was seriously underweight when his new owner found him and brought him home. He was put on a carefully monitored nutrition plan to improve his weight and physical condition and was successfully re-shod with nailed-on HOOF-it Natural Flex plastic horseshoes for additional heel and […]
Lameness rehabilitation is a full-body, symmetry balancing and re-conditioning process. For example, if your horse is experiencing a lameness issue in or near the hoof, you will also notice muscle changes in the haunches, back, shoulder and neck area. Atrophy and weakness on one side and stiffness on the other can occur from lower limb […]
“I own a carriage company and the town we service just told us we may no longer use steel horseshoes because they are damaging the roads. How does your Natural Flex Plastic Horseshoe do on roads?” – A Desperate Carriage Operator Our HOOF-it Natural Flex Plastic Horseshoes have proven them selves over and over […]
Dear HOOF-it Technologies Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased I am with the HOOF-it Natural Flex Horseshoes that we’ve been using on our draft-cross Premarin rescue horses for the last three years. The sizes have worked well for their larger size hooves. We do a lot of trail […]
How to measure your horse’s hooves to find the proper shoe size. In this podcast we discuss finding the proper HOOF-it Natural Flex Horseshoe Size for your horse. I believe we are one of the only, if not the only, companies that make plastic composite alternatives to traditional steel horseshoes in sizes 00 through 10.
This spring as you go about your routine of picking out your horse’s hooves, you may discover an unusual thick black discharge and foul smell around the frog. These are the early signs of the hoof disease thrush. Thrush is an infection of the frog and of the surrounding tissue of the hoof. The bacteria […]
Three-time U. S. National Champion Arabian horse trainer, Cari Thompson, uses HOOF-it products to keep her horses sound and on top of their game. Hello out there, My name is Cari Thompson of Cari Thompson Training in Gardnerville, Nevada. I have been using the HOOF-it acrylic product and the HOOF-it composite horseshoes on my Arabian […]
Today’s horse has existed for roughly one million years. Today’s horse is a one-toed animal; however, this was not always the case. Some fifty million years ago, EOHIPPUS, ran on feet with toes. Its front feet had four hooved toes, its hind feet had three, and its weight was carried on a central pad. Several […]